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. thanks for joining us. i'm will thomas. >> and i'm maureen umeh. tonight we have learned who the victim is and what she was doing when the car hit her and just took off. family members fear she may not survive. >> reporter: 25-year-old daniela was born in guatemala. most recently worked and lived about a block from where she was hit at 8:00 saturday night. struck just a few feet away from her boyfriend's home. >> i heard a thump and it sounded like a car hit another car. >> reporter: they are looking all they can to find a driver of what they believe was a small dark sedan, possibly a honda. they say the force of the impact caused some damage. and even a piece of evidence was left behind. >> it did leave the right-hand side exterior passenger mirror on the scene after it struck her. >> reporter: neighbors say this narrow stretch of carol avenue can be hazardous. many drivers ignore the speed limit we're told, even with a school just across the street. >> i've seen the crossing guard almost get hit trying to cross the kids to school. so people don't go by the speed limit. >> it's a busy
for joining us tonight. i'm will thomas. >> and i'm maureen umeh. the storm is no longer a threat to the u.s. and as fox's jennifer davis reports, people on the cape are breathing a huge sigh of relief. >> reporter: cape cod did take hurricane earl seriously. but the storm was barely here before it was again. and now folks say it is time to enjoy the last holiday weekend of the summer. billed as a lion, earl came more like a lamb. he allowed nathan to sleep peacefully through the night. >> he was 0 okay. >> reporter: with the storm approaching many held off on holiday plans, either hanging out or hunkering down. with earl's grey skies turning as blue as these bride maids dresses this young couple's worries went away with earl's departure from cape cod. >> sunny and beautiful and the breeze is great and couldn't ask for anything better. >> very nice. >> reporter: were you worried yesterday? >> very. but hey, there is nothing you can do. you go with the cards that are dealt to you. >> reporter: bridegroom and wedding party rode off to their reception. while business owners and inn keepers st
'm maureen umeh. >> i'm will thomas. turns out those ballots are bogus. election confusion for the voters at the very least. as fox 5's trisha thompson explains they could also be illegal. >> reporter: candidates obvious hand out ballots before they go to the polls. this year martin o'malley handed out a sample ballot of who the governor is endorsing. but a very similar-looking ballot making its way through prince george's county. and some candidates say it is all wrong. >> reporter: angela says she knew something was wrong as soon as it arrived at her parents's office. >> it has me listed as a candidate for state's attorney as well as for the court. >> on the official sample ballot the democratic party has endorsed her for states' attorney. that's the reality ballot on the left. the fake one is on the right. and it looks very similar. buildup she -- but she says it is the details that give it away. >> the worst part is this is an illegal document. it lists citizens for change. no such entity is registered with the state of maryland. >> reporter: they say state senator anthony mues. but b
dead. but there are questions about how he died. i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm will thomas. police were called out three times to break up a domestic dispute at a home and on the fourth call they were forced to shoot an armed man with a rifle. >> frederick police are still in the process trying to figure out exactly what took place this morning. they say they were responding to that same home for the third time. that's when a man was spotted with a rifle. soon after there was gunfire and one man was dead. frederick police say it was a busy night for them when it came to the 200 block of market street. three times they were called to the same home to break up disputes. >> there were three calls, i believe, not in rapid succession, but within a fairly close proximity timewise. >> reporter: the third response happened just before 6 a.m. when officers got there, they found an injured woman and a man not too far away in this parking area. neighbors pointed the area out to us and we found crime scene tape here as well. here's what police say happened next. >> they were trying to approach him
up with us. i'm will thomas. >> i'm maureen umeh. a murder was carried out on the street and the authorities of -- received information that the two men ran into the building. the cop his no choice but to go door-to-door looking for the gunman. >> reporter: the shooting took place at 4:00 today. at that point, the police decided to shut down a large apartment building. no one in, no one out and that happen the nid mel -- mild of the street. as they collected evidence, two special teams called active shooter squads were called in to search this building. the officers went door-to-door looking for possible suspects. >> and they saw in the ground level and -- and we maintain officers and the officers -- and until we do the entire building. >> reporter: police close down the building and residents were told to stay inside. we're told officers were posted at all exits, stairwells and the main lobby. residents not at home at the time of the shut down were forced to wait outside for hours. >> and to be patient and wait. >> reporter: one of the special police teams ended up findi
for joining us tonight. i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm will thomas. working the campaign trail at the festival when the pitbull started tangling with a poodle. police on the scene responded. karen grey houston was on the scene as it all unfolded and brings us the account of what happened out there. >> reporter: it was an orderly festival, full of people, dogs, music, food and crafts. up until two dogs, this poodle seen here with its owner, and a pitbull got into it. >> two dogs were passing by and suddenly they jump up to each other. they were fighting. >> this is the distraught owner of the pitbull who was killed. eyewitnesses say the pitbull was the aggressor. >> the pitbull started biting the owner of the dog and her bystander that was there with her. started biting them. >> bystanders tried to separate the dogs. one of them, this man, says he was bitten by the pooled. and then police got involved. >> the one issue that does not appear to be in dispute is that a police officer pulled out his weapon out here and shot and killed the dog. how and why it happened depends on whom you ask. >> thi
safe on the street. thanks for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm will thomas. the alert comes after a couple of students have been beaten. the police ask them to protect themselves when i will they look for robbers. >> i actually got the warning on my cell phone. >> reporter: the latest robbery is a little too close for tom. police say a student walking alone there at 2 a.m. saturday was beaten and robbed by four suspects. >> i have heard about a couple of muggings before and this one is close to home. we live right over here. so it is pretty crazy. >> on august 29th, three students waiting for a bus at the university shuttle stop were approached by five suspects. a couple of the victims ran to the volunteer fire station for help. but one was assaulted and robbed. >> it seems the suspects are preying on victims during the early morning or late evening hours. >> reporter: two days before that incident, a similar one just down the street in the parking lot of the clarion hotel. this time the victims were three students who left car observing karaoke at ej's landing at 12:30 a.m.
to be nursed back to health. thanks for staying up with us. i'm will thomas. >> and i'm maureen umeh. one was taken from animal testing medical lab and the others from a dog fighting ring. >> reporter: this is undercover video taken by peta in a lab at gates county, north carolina. watch for yourself. peta says the video shows workers mistreating cats, dogs, even rabbits. after this video was released the department of agriculture launched an investigation and the lab released the animals. some of them were brought to the washington animal rescue league. >> this is the case of about 200 animals in north eastern and north carolina and just a horrific medical research lab. >> reporter: saturday they looked over the rescued animals. the first goal is to nurse them back to health. the second is find them good homes. >> what we saw in the video was really nothing short of abuse. really deplorable. probably about the worst rescue disaster situation we've encountered. >> reporter: but that is just one rescue effort underway at the rescue league this weekend. ten pitbull dogs arrived on saturday
't act alone. they say 18-year-old jenna baker was pressured into committing the crime. maureen umeh has more. >> she is a very smart girl. >> reporter: a smart girl who made a bad decision, her family says, to help her boyfriend rob this jefferson maryland bank tuesday. >> i've never known her to cause any trouble around here. >> reporter: police a 4-year- old anthony young, jr. jumped over a counter, hit a male teller on the head and cut wires with a knife before running out and through this cemetery with the cash. police say 18-year-old jenna baker drove the getaway car. >> i don't know whether he threatened her. it wasn't my sister. that wasn't who we all know. >> reporter: tips let investigators to westminster where they found some of the stolen cash inside a microwave in wrung's hotel room. they say young and baker used some of the money to buy a video game system, clothes, a printer and school books. >> i guess if you need it, that is what you're going to buy. >> reporter: baker was a student at nearby mcdaniel college studying accounting. her family says she is also seven months
did not break us. i'm maureen umeh. today, the nation paused to reflect on that fateful day and pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice 9 years later, much has change. twin light beams stand where the world trade center powers once stood. a live look at the new york city skyline and earlier at the pentagon, president obama laid a wreath at the memorial where american airlines flight 77 crashed. the crowd honored the 184 victims who died. the president we -- terrorist efforts to divide the country, a victory he said will never be handed to them. >> we won't let the acts of some small band of murderers who slaughter the innocent and cower in caves distort who we are. they doubted our will but as americans, we persevere. >> among the dignitaries were the families of those who died, including the family of carolyn manlin. she was working inside the pope 9 year ago and today her family invited matt ackland to a celebration of her life. >> reporter: this is what caroline loved. her family in one place. >> she loved to keep the family together no matter what is going on. >> re
school football player. ot the senior was found ay unresponsive this morning and maureen umeh is live with the h story. >> reporter: there is a orgreate sense of love and -- loss and grief. austin wasgr well-known and welw liked. his kefather a school board member and tonight, family and friends are trying to understand what happened. everybody was crying and wantedt him back. >> reporter: austin bawas a as senior at brentsville district high school riwhere he played ay football and he was a running back and linebacker. the past game was friday night c when he rushed three times for three yards in the loss to handa limit melissa is a longtime friend and watched the game ga saying austin was injured. >> he got a concussion juthat we're aware of on friday. da >> uh-huh. >> me and humy two friends saw s him get hit and walk off funny.n >> reporter: prince william ll county police say he was found unresponse of at his him early r monday morning. an investinigation is underway. and erschool officials wouldn'tn confirm a cause of death but tell fox 5 that his death doesn't deappear to be a
cyber crime is worldwide. maureen back with your fox 5 top five. >> we begin with fiber crime running rampart. no. 5, a new study estimates 65% of computer users worldwide have been victims of some sort of fiber crime. the most common form? malware attacks such as viruses and spyware. no. 4, another reason to quit smoking. german scientists found men who smoke have lower levels of a chemical that can affect male fertility. researchers in denmark found prenatal exposure to cigarette smoke could damage fertility of the developing embryo. no. 3, good news on the roads. the number of traffic deaths hit a 60 year low. the transportation department says 2009's death toll on the nation's roads was just over 33,000. they credit safer vehicles, increased use of seatbelts and tougher drop. no. 2, the d.c. area now under a drought watch. officials are calling on every one to conserve water asking you to limit how much you water your lawn, use a commercial car wash that recycles water and reduce showers to under five minutes. no. 1, metro is getting out the word now. expect major service disrupti
. tragic. >> maureen birds grieves after a fatal fire leaves her friend f seven years dead. >> she was an angel. and she loved her kids. tremendously. >> birds lives here at treover condominiums in columbia. aroond 2:00 together, she came home. >> i was coming up, the steps, i smelled this odor. >> the fire larm went off. but burris thought it was a false alarm. >>i heard, you know, screaming, and some somebody kkockkng aa the door. so i went utside and it as her daughter. shaaara banging on the door for her mom to open it up. %-chiidren.fied victim has four the oldest h ad just come ome├║ from school. >> she kept on saying my mom is in there. my mom is in there. so i ran back in the house. and i calledd911. >> fireffghters arrived, but could not breakkdown the metal3 door. so they went through the window and pulled out a maae ictim believed to be in his 30s. ann rushed him to shock trauma with serious injuries. the femaleevictim believed to be in her 30s, was prrnounced >> what we believe at this time, is that both of them were injured, noo as a result of the fire. and we're
businessman with what's described as a long history of shady business practices. fox 5's maureen umeh with the news edge. >> his name is vincent abel and he's accused of swindling desperate homeowners out of their homes. some fought back, a few won but at a high cost. these are slow steps to rove for maria theresa wilson -- recovery for maria theresa wilson, a former educator with a masters degree battling back from a head injury that left her devastated both physically and financially. >> i didn't know where to go or what to do. >> reporter: unable to work her northwest d.c. home went into foreclosure. that's when she was approached by a man promising help. >> they knocked on the door and said we realize you're in preforeclosure and we can help you do this and help you with your a rearages and i said oh, my god, this is wonderful. >> reporter: that man worked for vincent abel, a local d.c. businessman involved in real estate and the mortgage business. wilson said she unwittingly signed over the title of her house to abel and became a renter in her own home. she still had to pay her m
to an emergency call on marlboro pike. fox 5's maureen umeh is here now with the story. >> the horrific crash was captured on the ambulance's event recording camera. it will be crucial to authorities figuring out what happened. it has not been made public, but we are hearing details. an suv mangled beyond recognition, an ambulance sheared apart from the force of the crash, the aftermath of an accident that happened after midnight thursday on marlboro pike in district heights. all three men inside the suv died. 35-year-old tony burney was a passenger. >> real good guy. >> reporter: the other two victims were uncle and nephew, 22-year-old andre watley was deaf and was about to begin school at galladette university. >> very intelligent bright happy child. everyone loved him. >> reporter: emmanuel jones, andre's uncle, was driving. >> they were best friends. >> reporter: a camera like this one inside the ambulance recorded the fast moving suv apparently crossing the double yellow line into the path of the ambulance. public information officer mark brady saw the tape. >> you can see in the distanc
-knit community is gathering to remember her and two little boys. i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm will thomas. the police watched her hand her children out of the second- story window one-by-one and went back inside for the last two boys and they never made it out alive and roz plater is live where the fire broke out. >> reporter: this is a community that is still hurting, coming together by the dozens to honor the lines and to say thank you to the man who held out his arms to catch the children that the desperate mother tossed to safety. >> this is not physical healing tonight but emotional healing. >> reporter: it's a measure of how much the young family was loved and how many here in the lorton community are suffering. 24-year-old allie anderson and her sons, 5-year-old solmon and 3-year-old alphonso were all lost in a devastating fire. >> she seemed like the most loving, wonderful mother and -- and her kids are like her. beautiful family and good people. >> they made a big impression on everybody. they were always out here playing with my son and playing with all the kids riding bikes. >> reporter:
of prince georges county is heating up. fox 5s maureen umeh is live with more now and the top contenders. >> reporter: democratic voters in prince georges count have five candidates vying for the see. they're sheriff michael jackson and baker. both men are pushing improvements and change. today, they made their last- minute pitch for the vote. >> reporter: going door-to-door to get out the vote in prince georges county. >> and michael jackson ran for county executive. >> reporter: sheriff michael jackson and baker are making their final rounds, rallying support and trying to spray the minds of still undecided voters. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: both candidates are campaigning on three main issues: education, economic development and crime reduction. >> i'm the only executive in the race. the only person that led an agency. >> reporter: he believes he's best qualified to tackle the job and he was born and bread t in the county, holding several positions, including teaching. he believes that makes him better suited to address students' needs. school unions are endorsing him. >> my name
't act alone and was pressured into committing the crime. fox 5's maureen umeh has more details now. >> the suspect were a bonnie and clyde team, but 18-year-old jenna baker's family says there much more to the story. they believe baker was coerced into doing what they're calling the unthinkable. >> she is a very smart girl. >> reporter: a smart girl who made a bad decision her family says to help her boyfriend rob this jefferson, maryland bank tuesday. >> i've never known her to really cause any trouble around here. >> reporter: police say 24-year- old anthony young jr. jumped over a counter, hit a male teller on a head, then cut the wires with a knife before running out into this cemetery with the cash. police say 18-year-old jenna baker drove the get-away car. >> i don't know whether he threatened her. it wasn't my sister. that wasn't who we all know. >> reporter: tips led investigators to westminster where they found some of the stolen cash inside a microwave in young's hotel room. they say young and baker used some of the money to buy a video game system, clothes, a printer and
, sully, fair oaks, reston and mcclain police districts. fox 5's maureen umeh is here now with the details. >> the suspect is entoiled and determined entering homes in the over-- bold and determined entering homes in the overnight hours. so far no one has been hurt, but police are afraid that could change. upscale neighbors in fairfax county targeted by one thief, homes, cars all hit. police say the suspect is taking advantage of easy opportunity. >> the homes that he's entering at night are all unlocked. the doors are unlocked or open, windows are open which basically makes an easy target for him. >> reporter: police say he's stealing purses and wallets going after just the cash and he's bold, too. some residents have reported seeing someone suspicious peering through windows. and yanking on car doors one after the other. >> the vehicles have mainly been locked, but there have been vehicles that are locked but they have purses or other valuable items sitting in plain sight and he is breaking the windows of those vehicles out, retrieving the items from inside and fleeing. >> reporter: poli
. >>> but we begin with this shocking scene. hanks thanks for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm laura evans. it was just over 24 hours ago this car jumped off the road, hit two women and ran right into a d.c. restaurant and the driver behind the wheel was way over the legal limit. fox 5's wisdom martin is live to start us off tonight. >> reporter: that car gan, but the mess remains in front of the is gone, but the mess remains in front of the restaurant. the two women who were hit remain in the hospital fighting for their lives and the driver faces serious charges of driving while intoxicated and aggravated assault. according to charging documents, chamica adams was intoxicated when she hit julie backliner, a student at johns hopkins and melissa basque before crashing into a restaurant. her blood alcohol content was .18, more than two times the legal limit. d.c. police say 23-year-old adams seen here in handcuffs was driving a 2007 dodge charger southbound on 18th street when she hit two women standing on a traffic island. police say adams continued across florida avenue, jumped the c
-old who volunteers to read books on her "saturday night live" skit. >> maureen, what happened to your shirt. >> it looks like today's show is brought to you by the number 38 and the letter double-d. [ applause ] >> well i guess i developed over the summer. >> you guess? look at elmo. his head is all stretched out. >> that's funny, right? producers decided to remove her clip before it aired due to her outfit. >> you like when you can poke fun at yourself. >>> coming up next, a presidential guest from madame tussauds stops by. who will it be this time? and we'll check in with holly to see how she's doing in the corn maze. >> reporter: we're in a a bit of a corn-undrum. and i think it was a granny knot. we should have gone left, that way. so go, go, go, go, go. and they're still dainty as they do it in the rain. yes, we are running the corn maze. coming up, we'll tell you how you can too. and how do we get the girls to come out here and do this? we'll talk to them live next. >>> might just be the best foliage you will see all year. and you can thank mother nature. this year's hot and dry
she did not act alone. they say jenna baker was pressured into committing the crime. maureen umeh has more. >> she is a smart girl. >> reporter: a smart girl that made a bad decision her family says to help her boyfriend rob this jefferson maryland bank tuesday. >> i have never known her to cause trouble. >> reporter: police say anthony young junior jumped over a counter, hit a male teller on the head then ran out through this cemetery with the cash. police say 18-year-old jenna baker drove the getaway car. >> i don't know whether he threatened her but it wasn't my sister. that wasn't who we all know. >> reporter: tips lead investigators to westminister. they found some of the stolen cash inside a microwave in young's hotel room. they used some of the money to buy a video game system, clothes, a printer and school books. >> i guess if you need it, that's what you will buy. >> reporter: baker was a student at nearby mcdaniel college studenting accounting. her family said she is seven months pregnant. they say she was struggling to make something of herself but her relationship with you
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